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Banks, Joseph Ambrose [Joe] (1920–2005), sociologist and historian, was born at 66 Montague Road, Edmonton, Middlesex, on 5 January 1920, the only child of Joseph William Banks, a boot and shoe dealer who later became a master tailor, and his wife, Louisa Mary Ann, ...

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Beer, Esmond Samuel de (1895–1990), historian and benefactor, was born on 15 September 1895 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, the second son and fourth and youngest child of Isidore Samuel de Beer (1860–1934), merchant, and his wife, Emily (1864–1930), daughter of Bendix Hallenstein...

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Carlyle, Alexander James (1861–1943), historian and social reformer, was born in Bombay on 24 July 1861, the second of three children and younger son of the Revd James Edward Carlyle (1821–1893), minister of the Free Church of Scotland in Bombay, and his wife, ...

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden (created a baronet in 1776), governor of Maryland, and grandson of Sir Robert Eden, ...

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Finley, Sir Moses I. (1912–1986), historian and sociologist, was born in New York on 20 May 1912, the eldest in the family of three sons and one daughter of Nathan Finkelstein, mechanical engineer, of New York, and his wife, Anna Katzenellenbogen. In October 1946 he followed his brothers and changed his name to ...

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Fitch, Marcus Felix Brudenell [Marc] (1908–1994), historian and philanthropist, was born on 5 January 1908 at 43 Campden House Court, Kensington, London, the only child of Hugh Bernard Fitch (1873–1962), provision merchant, and his wife, Bertha Violet, née James. His family, of long descent in ...

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Fox, Levi (1914–2006), historian and conservationist, was born on 28 August 1914 at Woolrooms, Worthington, Leicestershire, the sixth of seven children of John William Fox, coalminer, and his wife, Julia Sophia, née Stinson. He was educated at Ashby-de-la-Zouch grammar school before proceeding in 1933, with scholarships, to ...

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Gayre [formerly Gair], George Robert (1907–1996), racial theorist and specialist in heraldry, was born George Robert Gair at 4 Woodland Villas, Rathmines, Dublin, on 6 August 1907, the son of Robert William Gair (d. 1957) and his wife, Clara, née Hull...

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Johnston, Robert (c. 1567–1639), historian and philanthropist, the son of an Edinburgh burgess, was born about 1567, either in Edinburgh or some part of Annandale. He attended Edinburgh University, graduating MA in 1587. He was described in later life as doctor of civil and canon law, a degree which he may have obtained at ...

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Long, Edward (1734–1813), planter and commentator on Jamaican affairs, was born on 23 August 1734 at Rosilion, St Blazey, Cornwall, the fourth son of Samuel Long (1700–1757) of Longville, Jamaica, Tredudwell, Cornwall, and Bloomsbury, London, and Mary (bap. 1701, d. 1765), second daughter and coheir of ...

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Trevelyan, George Macaulay (1876–1962), historian, public educator, and conservationist, was born on 16 February 1876, at Welcombe, near Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, the youngest of the three sons of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, second baronet (1838–1928), who was a historian, landowner, Liberal MP, and ...

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